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Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 08 Jun 2022, 14:19

This draft will be straightforward in that there are no special rounds or rules, but also a bit unusual in how the list is composed.

At the beginning of the game every player will start with a list of characters they have chosen (though called Team Swap, these characters don't actually have to be a team or even make coherent sense as a set. Just whatever characters you want to enter into the game). The number of characters will be equal to the number of players in the game. Each turn you will then select a character from another player's list, and then next turn a different player's list, and so on until at the end your team is composed of one character from each player and then you will also have left one of your original remaining picks.

The characters you enter at the beginning can be anyone from Marvel superhero comics, X-Men or not, hero or villain, 616 or multiverse, whatever. Just keep in mind that the character that nobody wants is the one YOU will be stuck with in the end.

Sign-ups are open. We need at least five players but no more than 10. All are welcome new and old, one entry per person.

Any questions let me know.

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The game has finished.

WorldWideWade (1,2,3,4,,56,7,8,9)
EphemeristX (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Anna Raven (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Magnus (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Cable (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
tokenBG1009 (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
BardicOne (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Lavettye (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
das_boot (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)

Characters:


1. WorldWideWade
She-Hulk
Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
Mimic (Exiles)
Rockslide
Beast
Vision
Howard the Duck
Multiple Man

2. EphemeristX
Captain Marvel
Captain Britain (Betsy Braddock)
Captain Carter
America Chavez
Wiccan
Hellion
Surge
Sunspot
Blade

3. Anna Raven
Silver Surfer
Sunfire
The Captain (Nextwave)
Jimmy Woo
Dazzler
Sister Grimm
Alex Power
Thing
Hela

4. Magnus
Goblyn Queen
Amelia Voght
Scarlet Witch
Frenzy
Namor
Angela
Fantomex
Destiny
Lady Deathstrike

5. Cable
Iceman
Phoenix (Jean Grey)
Polaris
Sway
Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
Longshot
Forge
Bishop
Joseph

6. tokenBG1009
Cannonball
X-23
Nightcrawler
Rogue
Black Widow
Captain America
Storm
Luke Cage
Arcade

7. BardicOne
Belasco
Kaine
Toxin (Patrick Mulligan)
Nathaniel Richards
Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara)
Genis-Vell
Archangel
Swordsman I (Jacques Duquesne)
Layla Miller

8. Lavettye
Anti-Body (Randy O'Brien)
Mastodon (Dave Landers)
Twilight (Lenore Fenzl)
Scorcher (Dennis "Scuzz" Cuzinski)
Friction (Charlotte Beck)
Blur (Jeff Walters)
Glitter (Stephanie Harrington)
Chrome (Jenny Swensen)
Captain Manhattan

9. das_boot
Blink (AOA/Exiles)
Wallflower
Spectrum (Monica Rambeau)
Mondo
Empath
Ikaris
Hulk
Husk
Gambit
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by tokenBG1009 » 08 Jun 2022, 18:38

Sounds like a blast. I'm in.
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by WorldWideWade » 08 Jun 2022, 18:39

I don't mind participating. I do have a couple questions though:

1- Can multiple people choose from the same person's list in the same round?

2 - How do we account for redundant characters? If three people have Wolverine on their starting roster, then three teams can presumably draft a Wolverine but not more than one? If that were the case what if you are stuck drafting a character you already have?
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Lavettye » 08 Jun 2022, 19:17

Sounds very interesting. I'm in, even though I also am not quite sure about the rules yet

Is my entire character list available for the other players? Like if I grabbed Hindsight Lad from Wade in round #1, could somebody else then grab that character from me in round #2? Or is it just my original, ever decreasing cast list from the beginning that others can take a pick from ?
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by EphemeristX » 08 Jun 2022, 19:42

Cool. Let's do it.
I really wanna blow your mind
but I haven't got the time.

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 08 Jun 2022, 22:19

WorldWideWade wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 18:39
1- Can multiple people choose from the same person's list in the same round?

2 - How do we account for redundant characters? If three people have Wolverine on their starting roster, then three teams can presumably draft a Wolverine but not more than one? If that were the case what if you are stuck drafting a character you already have?
1. Yep. What player you want to pick from each round is up to you and everyone could pick the same player's list in a round.

2. The lists will be vetted ahead of time so there are no redundant characters.
Lavettye wrote:
08 Jun 2022, 19:17

Is my entire character list available for the other players? Like if I grabbed Hindsight Lad from Wade in round #1, could somebody else then grab that character from me in round #2? Or is it just my original, ever decreasing cast list from the beginning that others can take a pick from ?
Only the original decreasing list is available to pick from.
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 09 Jun 2022, 08:04

The idea of playing "swapsies" sounds familiar :lol:

Different spin on my concept but I'm looking forward to see how this rolls out - unfortunately I can't join in on this one but I'm really keen to see how you manage this one Cable!

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 09 Jun 2022, 13:15

Spectral Knight wrote:
09 Jun 2022, 08:04
The idea of playing "swapsies" sounds familiar :lol:

Different spin on my concept but I'm looking forward to see how this rolls out - unfortunately I can't join in on this one but I'm really keen to see how you manage this one Cable!
I did not recall the mechanics of yours and went back and looked at your pitch and realize how similar they are :oops: Either great minds think alike or some aspect of yours embedded in my lizard brain! I can cancel this and wait for yours if you like.

Though your game is more focused on the mechanics of swapping while truth be told Team Swap does not actually contain any swapping :P . It is more an experiment on an alternative way to compose the list(s) and how players strategically choose the order in which they pick off those lists. But I don't want to step on your toes so I am alright with waiting for your concept instead if you want.
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 09 Jun 2022, 15:21

I'll go with great minds think alike, if only that it lends credence to the proposition that I do indeed have a great mind ;)

Don't worry about stepping on toes - we've all been stepping on your toes as I think it was you who introduced drafts to us in any case, so no need to wait on my account! Like I said, I'll be watching how you manage this as that's been my fear for my concept, rather than the rules themselves, it's keeping track of team selections and player picks.

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by gardien » 09 Jun 2022, 16:26

I'm down for a round
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by BardicOne » 10 Jun 2022, 01:33

If it's not too late I'll try this out after missing the last draft.
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Anna Raven » 10 Jun 2022, 01:54

I'll play
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Magnus » 12 Jun 2022, 03:05

I'll throw in my hat

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by das_boot » 12 Jun 2022, 09:30

Me me me
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 13 Jun 2022, 13:55

If I include myself we have 10 players so I will close sign-ups now.

Now we need to compose the lists. I want this done independently but without redundancies so in order to do this I need everyone to PM me a list of TWENTY characters (if you find yourself blanking on this you can look at lists of past drafts for reference). This will allow me to move things around if necessary. I can't guarantee you will get your top ten but you will get some combination of ten characters from your list, unless there is so much overlap that I have to follow up with some of you. Keep your inbox open just in case.

As a reminder:
The characters you enter at the beginning can be anyone from Marvel superhero comics, X-Men or not, hero or villain, 616 or multiverse, whatever. Just keep in mind that the character that nobody wants is the one YOU will be stuck with in the end.

The game will end up being NINE rounds and you will end up with TEN characters. I will leave it up to each player's discretion whether you want a large team of ten or split it into two teams of five.

The game will begin as soon as I have received everyone's list.
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Lavettye » 13 Jun 2022, 19:38

List sent.
Cable wrote:
13 Jun 2022, 13:55
The game will end up being NINE rounds and you will end up with TEN characters. I will leave it up to each player's discretion whether you want a large team of ten or split it into two teams of five.
Question, if you do a split team, does it have to be 5/5 or is any other grouping okay too, as long as you use all ten ?
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 13 Jun 2022, 20:15

Lavettye wrote:
13 Jun 2022, 19:38
List sent.
Cable wrote:
13 Jun 2022, 13:55
The game will end up being NINE rounds and you will end up with TEN characters. I will leave it up to each player's discretion whether you want a large team of ten or split it into two teams of five.
Question, if you do a split team, does it have to be 5/5 or is any other grouping okay too, as long as you use all ten ?
Well you are supposed to form teams in Team Swap. 6 and 4 would also be acceptable but anything less than that and one of the groupings isn't a team, it is a solo hero or partnership or Spidey And His Amazing Friends (which isn't a team, it is just Spider-Man and two of his friends)
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by EphemeristX » 13 Jun 2022, 22:26

Sent.
So, you're saying I can't have ten one-person teams? How very dare.
I really wanna blow your mind
but I haven't got the time.

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by BardicOne » 14 Jun 2022, 02:48

Sent
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by das_boot » 15 Jun 2022, 05:49

Sent, but I’m guessing you know that by now
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 15 Jun 2022, 14:07

I am just waiting on one more list so hopefully we will be able to start soon.
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 17 Jun 2022, 14:39

Hopefully all is well with gardien but they do not appear to have signed on since the day they signed up over a week ago. We can't let someone start late because their list must be present from the start. I will wait one more day but if gardien doesn't show they will have to be removed from the draft.
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Cable » 19 Jun 2022, 01:40

Apologies for the delay, the game is now beginning. It will now be EIGHT turns with you having nine characters in the end, either a large team or two teams of 5 and 4. The turn order will be as follows:

WorldWideWade
Ephemeristx
Anna Raven
Magnus
Cable
tokenBG1009
bardicone
lavettye
das_boot

The character lists now follow. Note each will be numbered. As always the first post in this thread will be updated as picks are made. Numbers will be displayed next to your name to keep track of which lists you have chosen from (your own number will be there from the start to signal you will end up with one of these characters). You should have a pick from every list by the end.

1. WorldWideWade
She-Hulk
Ms Marvel
Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
Mimic (Exiles)
Rockslide
Beast
Vision
Howard the Duck
Multiple Man

2. Ephemeristx
Captain Marvel
Captain Britain (Betsy Braddock)
Captain Carter
America Chavez
Wiccan
Hellion
Surge
Sunspot
Blade

3. Anna Raven
Silver Surfer
Sunfire
The Captain (Nextwave)
Jimmy Woo
Dazzler
Sister Grimm
Alex Power
Thing
Hela

4. Magnus
Goblyn Queen
Amelia Voght
Scarlet Witch
Frenzy
Namor
Angela
Fantomex
Destiny
Lady Deathstrike

5. Cable
Iceman
Phoenix
Polaris
Sway
Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
Longshot
Forge
Bishop
Joseph

6. tokenBG1009
Cannonball
X-23
Nightcrawler
Rogue
Black Widow
Captain America
Storm
Luke Cage
Arcade

7. BardicOne
Belasco
Kaine
Toxin (Patrick Mulligan)
Nathaniel Richards
Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara)
Genis-Vell
Archangel
Swordsman I (Jacques Duquesne)
Layla Miller

8. Lavettye
Anti-Body (Randy O'Brien)
Mastodon (Dave Landers)
Twilight (Lenore Fenzl)
Scorcher (Dennis "Scuzz" Cuzinski)
Friction (Charlotte Beck)
Blur (Jeff Walters)
Glitter (Stephanie Harrington)
Chrome (Jenny Swensen)
Captain Manhattan

9. das_boot
Blink (AOA/Exiles)
Wallflower
Spectrum (Monica Rambeau)
Mondo
Empath
Ikaris
Hulk
Husk
Gambit
Best Comics of Week 48

X-titles: X-Terminators #3 by Leah Williams (1) and Carlos Gomez (1)
Non-X titles: Strange #8 by Jed MacKay (6) and Stefano Landini (3)

In parentheses number of times creator had best comic this year

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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by Anna Raven » 19 Jun 2022, 01:48

Interesting selection sets! I wonder who will wind up with a team of Captains.
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Re: Team Swap! Draft

Post by WorldWideWade » 19 Jun 2022, 04:37

Lavettye just wants everyone to suffer. We'll see if anyone chooses from his list before the last round.

I want Gambit for my first pick.

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